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their roovs two days after sandy, in scenes reminiscent of katrina. also reports of a desperate search for two children, swept away from their mom in the storm surge. and then word that the death toll had nearly doubled to 14. it was becoming clear that staten island, a sleepy enclave best known as the name sake for the famous staten island ferry, was a world away from the rest of this city which today was getting moving again. so, we hopped in the car outside of our office in manhattan, expecting a journey that would be made very difficult by the city's maddening post-storm grid lock. instead, the real problems became getting gas. we drove around northern new jersey for hours encountering lines and frustrated people. >> aggravating. that storm did its thing. knocked out everything. >> reporter: we were only saved by some relatives of one of our colleagues who brought us a two-gallon jug of gas. >> just keep it. >> reporter: it's okay. finally, we arrived. and look at what we saw next from our window. >> the transformer blew up and took the whole store down. that's my open sign to the store. i
> this is a new jersey katrina. >> plus, peter greenberg with our survival guide. what to do if you're sanded t the airport. required to give you a for free? never check ld bag. now from battery park in new york city, this is "extra. >> hey, everybody, i'm maria enounos. t was a scary nightn new ork city, mario, between the looding and the winds. was right by a hotel door that completely shattered from he impact. wow, , the shots that were it's really nbelievable. what's it like to get around there? >> it's virtually impossible. have an army of photogs including alec and hilaria who shot from their apartment. some let's get to breaking news. transformed pple water world, histstoric far as the eye can see. and in the ound sky. than 30 dead, boats tossed a megatrail of destruction. >> forecast to be a superstorm and boy was it ever. >> a historic storm in every measure. subways swamped ground zero inundated. repoers up and down the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it wa
all of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology when it comes to storms. >> yes. >> how many lessons have been learned, dark days along the gulf coast in '05. see it playing out. closest thing to katrina since '05. you are seeing the country changed after the storm, even response on every level has changed as well. interesting to watch, yet again for sure. >> yeah. >> coming up next, images are almost too much for adults to comprehend. for children, the pictures from sandy could be downright heartbreaking and confusing. >> we'll show you what one familiar fuzzy face is doing to help them understand. ♪ we have all been assaulted by the sights and sound of hurricane sandy. they can be hard for an adult but overwhelming for a child. >> imagine what it is like for kids. gma anchor josh elliott has this story. >> reporter: we adults called it a super storm. amidst the ferocity of nature's wrath, it was just plain scary. how do you talk to kids about getting through the storm of the century. we got together with a panel of
that everyone here and watching has in their plot and abiding concerns tragedy ofted by the katrina and its aftermath. that said, we have a celebration .onight >> he probably did not hear the fans try to correct him indian audience. they later clarified that the commissioner obviously meant to nothurricane sandy and in 2005.hich happened >> how do you like that? >> brandon got off to a great start in the season opener. scored eight points for the game that. thecavaliers held off wall,'s without john injured, sitting on the bench. 84 was the final score, not way the wizard's wanted to start the season. >> it's 41 degrees. more news at 5:30. >> federal workers and students o normal routines toda president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a nat
you. the rest of the world hears you. >> and stumbled with hurricane katrina. >> it is in many ways a tightrope act. they canceled campaign events but not the constant commercials. scaling back for the sake of sensitivity is a kinder approach. >> the facts are that romney will say anything, anything to win. >> they are back in campaign mode. some are buying up batteries and ordering generators to make sure they are ready for election day. military trucks are deployed to serve as polling places in some areas. >> week no virginias have seen the cameras quite a bit. there is something else that they are seeing more of. that is volunteers. rebecca cooper joins us to show us how the game on both sides has escalated to new levels. >> they have changed some of the technology they use in campaigns now. both sides know that volunteers getting out the vote, and campaigning to the grass roots could be the key to winning. you see the volunteers behind me making phone calls and the same scenario has played out in romney field offices. both sides wanted to win the ground game. it is super saturda
. she's bound to stay here alone. something she's endured before, during hurricane katrina. >> i know what bad damage looks like. my katrina house, all the way up to the ceiling. >> reporter: katie and her neighbors have created a support system of sorts. >> just all closer together. >> reporter: they meet up every night and talk and eat by candlelight. >> without you, i'd be lost. >> reporter: but warm thoughts aren't enough. and many here now fear things will only get worse as the nights grow colder. talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. this car sandwiched between a utility pole. and this is the boardwalk. some people say they've heard they're not going to get power restored for another month. we kept hearing, where is fema? where is the red cross? where are the elected officials? >> it's heartbreaking, linsey. >>> there's questions about whether the devastation from sandy could be prevented from happening again. some say it's possible, looking to places around the world, special sea barriers made to protect cities. john muller is in new york, where the storm surg
an improm tu cookout. remember after katrina in new orleans, there was a bar on bourbon street that stayed open the entire time serving warm beer to anyone there. >> that's great. time now for a check on your business headlines. linda bell in new york city. hi, linda. >> abc news is being sued in a billion dollar defamation lawsuit by beef products claiming they damaged the company by saying that pink slime is unsafe. lawyers for abc news are asking the judge to toss out to lawsuit. the lawyer for the meat processor said it will oppose the mission to dismiss. meantime, starbucks coming to the rescue of many new yorkers. many still without power. starbucks in new york city that are open are packed with people using the free wi-fi and looking to recharge their cell phones and laptops. those of you feeling just a little bit hung over this morning, the period around halloween is second only to the super bowl for alcohol sales here in the u.s. halloween isn't just for kids. in recent years, more adults have been choosing it as an occasion to party
numbers for this storm are stronger than hurricane katrina back in new orleans, seven years ago. only difference is this is spread out over a much bigger area. puts the storm in perspective. everyone just stay safe. cold & cough... take s [ buzz! ] ...and spend time on the chair. for non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. take dayquil. use nyquil... [ ding! ] ...and get longer nighttime cough relief. use alka-seltzer plus night cold & flu... [ coughs ] [ buzz! ] [ screams ] ...and you could find yourself... honey? ...on the couch. nyquil. 50% longer cough relief. honey? ...on the couch. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp
and pushing the wawater up into areas where it can't get out. we saw this with katrina. if the w water comes up as expected, we would be under water, our crew would be under water, the battery park area will be under water. >> donald trump phoning in to me he's staying put in the big apple. >> what -- where are you right now? >>>> i'm in trump tower in my office. >> shouldn't yoube gettiting out of there? >> only because i love new york. we are fully prepared. we know exactly what to do and how to do it. >> you're staying? >> i live or die with it. i built many great ghlings new york and i feel confidence in those buildings because i built them. >> sandy truly a history maker. the stock market's first weather-related shutdown in 27 years. ubway service canceled, grand central station transformed into a ghost town. knbc's chris coleman with mario at the grove. >> what makes this ststorm so dadangerous? >> it's storm within a storm. it's a hurricane, a tropical system inside a nor'easter. >> have you ever seen anything like that before? >> nobody has. whenou have seven to 11 feet of water wher
the folks down in the gulf coast experienced back in 2005 with katrina and found this online and wanted to read it and close out the week and show this way, a letter from new orleans to folks here in the northeast. it reads this "dear northeast, wow, is your week about to suck. potentially will continue to be so for many months but ultimately you'll come out it okay. people find a way. you will become very resourceful. you'll bond with your friends and neighbors in ways you never expected and you'll have a lot of love and help from the the rest of us from far away too. all that said i hope you're ready for a fight. there might be someone to tell you whatever happened it was punishment from god, you're an idiot for where you live and your homes should be abandoned, that you deserve this misery that the rest of us should not be responsible for taking care of, you're not worth saving. don't listen to those people. we know what you're going to. if you need to, call us. you can stay with us as long as you need to because when the crap flies we're all responsible for each other. it's the only
: the movie "the perfect storm" that was based on a real storm that took real lives. and remember katrina? thousands of people wouldn't or couldn't heed the warning and had to be rescued. so how do we handle any creeping cynicism in the face of sandy? perhaps we take our cues from the movie. >> the storm is going to get worse. we stay inside, we keep warm, and we wait it out. >> you know, the mayor of new york city had a very powerful comment about this. he said if you live in an evacuation area and you refuse to leave, you're not only risking your own life but also the lives of first responders who may have to come and rescue you. lara, back to you. >> thanks so much, dan. >>> coming up next, surviving the storm. everything you need to keep your family safe. and what people in the path of the storm are saying right now. "good morning america" will be right back. maybe you can be there; maybe you can't. when you have migraines with fifteen or more headache days a month, you miss out on your life. you may have chronic migraine. go to mychronicmigraine.com to find a headache specialist. and
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